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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #225 on: May 09, 2016, 02:31:07 pm »
There is a new copycat Triton campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/triton--9#/  This 9th Triton campaign is only after $500 and they are not actually offering anything - they just want people to send money.  :)

Does this mean Indiegogo would allow the original Triton people to start a new project if they changed the story again?  :palm: They could admit that they had to make up the story about the Microfilters and LOX to protect the real top-secret technology - Cold Fusion! They could use the Hydrogen in the water to generate the energy to separate the Oxygen, and also since the fusion would make Helium, they could mix it with the Oxygen to make a safe diving mixture.
 

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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #226 on: May 09, 2016, 03:26:10 pm »
This is all starting to become some kind of sick joke. Now another guy from the Middle East wants to crowd-fund enough money to buy himself a Triton. He only wants $500.

Somebody needs to crowd-fund my new book called:  " The Triton Effect "

It may be quite an interesting read, if I ever get around to writing it.  :-DD
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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #227 on: May 09, 2016, 03:32:31 pm »
And what did we learned from this crowdfunding project: DON'T use a hammer on your lab coat when it is sucked in LOX!   :scared:
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Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #228 on: May 10, 2016, 10:00:25 am »
Huh. So here's what had to be done before IGG actually took notice and canceled the scampaign (and refunded backers):

"We organized a small group of volunteers here in the San Francisco bay area in order to put pressure on Indiegogo. My own company provides litigation support for a number of prominent local law firms, including one that specializes in diving & marine-related litigation. We called in some favors to get them to participate with us so that we would be taken seriously. We had a large package of documents with supporting legal materials delivered by certified mail to the Vice President and General Counsel of Indiegogo. We also obtained the support and assistance of a California Legislative Assemblyman who expressed his willingness to spearhead an investigation if the outcome, indeed, was misappropriation of funds from innocent contributors." -Mark Johnson
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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #229 on: May 10, 2016, 10:33:46 am »
A very lengthy expose of the people behind Triton Gills:
http://scampaignscandal.spacecrafted.com/
 

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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #230 on: May 10, 2016, 03:05:54 pm »
 Wow, that's pretty damning - against both the Triton scammers AND Indiegogo.

 

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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #231 on: June 05, 2016, 06:07:40 pm »
http://www.techinsider.io/risks-of-investing-in-crowdfunding-campaigns-2016-6

Interesting article... mentions a few other scampaigns in it. Plus an excerpt of where the law may be heading:

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The terms of service of crowdfunding sites state that they aren't responsible for campaigns that fail to deliver on their promises. Like many other profitable new businesses in the Silicon Valley era, these sites are platforms that allow other people to do business. They take a cut for making things convenient, but they aren't selling the products themselves.

That model is coming under scrutiny. States are challenging the idea that Uber drivers aren't employees, for example. Airbnb is facing increasing regulatory oversight. Rheingold says he thinks it's possible that courts might eventually decide crowdfunding platforms have at least some responsibility to evaluate the campaigns that run on their sites.

The article I linked above goes into further detail.

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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #232 on: June 13, 2016, 12:23:49 am »
Now it is completely gone, no loner on IGG, Youtube, Facebook & LinkedIn.
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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #233 on: June 13, 2016, 02:33:37 am »
Did IGG release the funds?  In a way I hope they did.  If people are so stupid, nothing teaches like losing money.
 

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Re: Triton Artificial Gills
« Reply #234 on: June 14, 2016, 12:23:53 pm »
Did IGG release the funds?  In a way I hope they did.  If people are so stupid, nothing teaches like losing money.

IGG charges your CC / PP account after a campaign closes. Probably the account of the backers was never charged.
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